15. October 2006 · Comments Off on Wow … A Whole Lotta Oboes Goin’ On · Categories: imported, Links

The musicians’ roster is similarly large. Take the oboe section, for instance, which in the Seattle Symphony and its peer orchestras typically has three members (the third doubles on English horn, the deeper cousin of the oboe). The Kirov has 10; six of those are dubbed “soloist” (principal), which means there’s plenty of depth in the section so that principal players don’t have to play all the time.

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